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Outdoor Pursuits Ropes Course

The UNC Ropes Course provides adventure-based educational opportunities intended to facilitate personal and group growth through a learning experience that incorporates both theory and practice. We are a catalyst for challenging people to go beyond their perceived boundaries, to work with others solving problems, and to experience success.

On Campus Community Building Initiatives - Bring your group to the UNC Ropes Course for 1-2 hours of team building initiative activities. This program is tailored to your groups specific requests and needs. Whether you are looking for your group to develop a deeper trust, build communication skills or just be more acquainted with one another, we will facilitate activities that work towards those specific objectives. 

Mobile Community Building Facilitation- We understand traveling in groups can be difficult in this season which is why we have developed a mobile program allowing us to come to you! Our mobile program is focused on building acquaintanceship, connections, trust and communication.  


Costs vary depending on program type and length. 

On Campus Community
Building Initiatives 

  • Reservable for 1-2 hours 
  • Lows Only 
  • $5 Per person per hour 

Mobile Community
Building Facilitation

  • We come to you! 
  • $5 per person per hour, plus mileage costs   

Program Options 

Our Ropes Course programs can be custom tailored to meet your group’s needs and desired outcomes. The programs we currently offer are highlighted below. Feel free to reach out to Wilson Obenhaus at (970) 351-4528 for more details and clarifications or to discuss what you are hoping to achieve with your group. 


    Low Ropes activities can combine icebreakers/warm-ups, initiatives, and the Low Ropes Course to create a program that helps your group learn and grow together. 

    The Low Rope Course option ranges from 1-2 hours and can accommodate 8-25 participants. 


    Fun activities that help participants get to know each other. Examples include name games, tag games, and relays. The outcome of these activities is strengthening group familiarity. 


    Problem/task-based activities that requires the group to work together. Initiatives can differ from physically to mentally challenging, and the process of completing the task teaches a lesson. 

    The Low Ropes Course consists of ground-based, built elements that participants utilize during different initiatives. 

    Low Ropes Course activities range from 1-2 hours and can accommodate 8-25 participants. 

    The Low Ropes Course consists of ground-based elements that are built versions of the initiatives at the UNC Ropes Course. 

    Group development activities range from 1-2 hours.


     A combination course involves both the High Ropes Course and Low Ropes Course Activities. Combination courses are a great way to get the most out of your challenge course experience. We have several different options regarding combination courses. 

    The High Ropes Course consists of elements and obstacles that are approximately 40 feet off the ground. Each element is designed to challenge the individual while the group maintains a supportive environment. 

    Combination Courses are available from 3-6 hour courses and can accommodate 8-50 participants. Our most popular course is a 4 hour course. 

    Most elements can be modified to aid participants with differing goals. Some potential outcomes of this course include: 

    • Confidence Building
    • Trust Development 
    • Self-awareness and Self-Efficacy
    • Care and Friendship
    • Establishing Sense of Community 
    • Recreation and Enjoyment 


All participants are required to adhere to the following Ropes Course Policies. We expect all participants to pay attention, be involved and ask questions while we present safety rules and procedures. 

Safety is our priority, and we reserve the right to cancel programming at any point. 

  • Jewelry is not permitted, this includes but is not limited to: necklaces, earrings, studs, nose rings, watches and rings. 
  • Long hair must be tied up 
  • Wear closed toed athletic footwear that have shoe laces. 
  • Any other type of footwear is not permitted 
  • Clothing should be weather appropriate
  • Excessively short shorts and tank tops clothing are not allowed 
  • Please bring refillable water bottles 
  • No tobacco products, gum, candy permitted 
  • No drugs


Reservation Requests 

Please contact Wilson Obenhaus at Wilson.Obenhaus@unco.edu. We ask for at least 2 weeks of lead time from the day you put in your request to the day of your event. 

Outdoor Pursuits



Monday and Friday:  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday:  CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday:  CLOSED


Anytime the Rec Center is open.

Top Rope Climbing
Check with the Gear Shop for opportunities.

Hours are subject to change due to weather, special events, holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Please check website for updates.

Location & Contact:

OP Gear Shop:
- West Entrance of Harrison Hall
1300 23rd Street,
Greeley, CO 80639

Climbing Wall:
Inside the Recreation Center

Ropes Course:
1830 6th Avenue,
Greeley, CO 80631

Phone: 970-351-4327

501 20th Street, CB 62
Greeley, CO  80639